Carbon monoxide warning for campers

As decent summer weather continues there are fresh warnings about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning using barbecues and or in tents and caravans.

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A timely warning from Cumbria Fire Service about a silent killer. Since the recent sunny spell began, many have dusted off the camping gear and headed for the great outdoors.

But after a number of deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning in recent years, including one in the Lake District in 2012, the fire service say people should never take barbecues inside and should always use a carbon monoxide alarm. Tim Backshall reports:

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Campers warned of carbon monoxide poisoning

Campers are being warned against carbon monoxide poisoning Credit: PA

As the school summer holidays approach Cumbria Fire Service is warning campers, visiting the Lake District, to beware the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Barbecues and petrol or diesel generators can all give off the deadly gas. And people are being warned not to bring them into caravans or tents and to carry a portable detector.

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